Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados. Written by
Martin H. Booda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A recording of a camel's moan was slowed down and used as the sound of the tornado. See more »
In the shed, Jo puts on the leather belt strap. In the next scene, she puts on the strap again. See more »
[Discussing at Meg's on the tornadoes they have seen so far]
No, that was a good size twister. What was it, an F3?
See, now you have lost me again.
It's the Fujita scale. It measures a tornado's intensity by how much it eats.
That one we encountered back there was a strong F2, possibly an F3.
Maybe we'll see some 4's.
That would be sweet!
4 is good. 4 will relocate your house very efficently.
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Being from the west coast I never had a whole lot of interest in the natural phenomena showcased in this film. Where I live an inch of rain is headline news. I had absolutely no interest in Twister until I saw it was on late one boring night. Having nothing better to do, I obliged the television and payed attention. I found Twister to be what I call a nice bedtime movie. While it failed to anthropomorphize the tornado the way Backdraft successfully did with fire, the characters were well fleshed out, there was a healthy balance of comedy, drama and (at the time) cutting edge special FX. I found that as long as the viewer came in with no expectation, Twister would be a fun and easy to watch nappy time movie, perfect for watching on a rainy day, curled up with a blanket. So to sum everything up, don't expect an epic, emotionally charged extravaganza, but if you are willing to accept a decently woven story with reasonably believable characters, and have a rainy afternoon to kill, check out Twister. You shouldn't be too disappointed.
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